18 November 2019 – Amazon is set to invest 2.5 billion euros to build its seventh European cloud technology services centre, this time in the Spanish region of Aragon. The American retail giant plans to construct three facilities, called availability zones, with more than 100,000 square meters of surface area, at the Huesca Logistics Platform, in Villanueva de Gállego and El Burgo de Ebro.
Negotiations between Amazon and the Aragon government began more than a year ago through a senior-level working group. The planning application is already at an advanced stage, and the facilities could be operational by 2020.
The sites will host Amazon’s cloud computing services. The availability zones are made up of one or more datacentres equipped with independent power, cooling, and networking. Therefore, the US firm will use the facilities to sell an array of computer services to third parties, including data storage and access to computing power to complete complex calculations.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) expects the project to generate up to 1,500 jobs within ten years, mostly for highly qualified professionals.
Original Story: Heraldo – Chus García
Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner